E-commerce giant Amazon is expanding its garage grocery delivery service, enabling customers in more than 5,000 U.S. cities and towns to receive grocery delivery directly into their garages.
The expansion comes after Amazon launched its Key by Amazon In-Garage Grocery Delivery in just five cities last November, reports Progressive Grocer. The service proved extremely popular. With the expansion, millions of Prime customers can receive the same service wherever Amazon grocery delivery is available from Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods.
The online orders work just like any other grocery delivery service, but Amazon customers with a compatible garage door opener or myQ Smart Garage Hub can connect to the myQ app and choose key delivery to get their groceries delivered inside their garages for no extra cost.
“Customers who tried Key In-Garage Grocery Delivery have loved the service, which is why we’re expanding it to everywhere Amazon offers grocery delivery,” said Pete Gerstberger, head of Key by Amazon. “As customers look for more convenience in their daily lives, we’re excited to deliver another service that not only helps them save time, but provides peace of mind knowing that tonight’s dinner is safe in their garage and out of the weather.”
The move comes after Amazon announced it would launch a new way for Whole Foods customers to pay for their groceries without a wallet--palm-to-pay technology. The innovation, which lets users use their palm print signature to pay for groceries, is first being launched in Whole Foods in Seattle.